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Canadian Journalism Foundation launches World News Day on May 3

Canadian Journalism Foundation launches World News Day on May 3

April 30, 2018

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) today announced the launch of its inaugural World News Day to celebrate the stories, the people, the reporting and the professional news organizations that are dedicated to changing lives, challenging the status quo, holding those in power to account and supporting freedom and democracy.

Canadian Journalism Foundation launches Inaugural World News Day on May 3

TORONTO, April 30, 2018 – Celebrating the power of journalism in an age of misinformation, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to launch its inaugural World News Day on May 3.

World News Day is a new initiative that builds on the UN’s World Press Freedom Day to celebrate the stories, the people, the reporting and the professional news organizations that are dedicated to changing lives, challenging the status quo, holding those in power to account and supporting freedom and democracy.

“We belong to an industry that for too long has acted without confidence or clarity,” says David Walmsley, chair of the CJF and editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail. “Never have more people consumed news or been more interested in news on so many platforms, but too few understand how journalism gets done. World News Day is a moment to pause and for our industry and our audience to join in explaining why journalism matters.”

Newsrooms around the world have put their support behind World News Day, including: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, which represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and more than 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries; the World Editors Forum; and the BBC.

Major media organizations in Canada are also participating, including live events in Toronto and Montreal featuring powerful testimonials from citizens alongside the journalists who told their stories, as well as live musical performances.

Citizens are encouraged to share their stories on Twitter of why #NewsMatters on #WorldNewsDay

Twitter: @WND2018
Facebook: @WorldNewsDay2018

(Via Canadian Journalism Foundation)

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